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house Bill H.R. 5876

Should the Feds Accept Private Donations to Build Trump’s Border Wall?

Argument in favor

While unconventional, this idea is not without precedent: the Washington Monument was built using private donations. Allowing private citizens to donate to the border wall may reduce the federal spending needed to build the wall, and could help get the wall get built faster thanks to additional funding sources.

Steven's Opinion
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08/04/2018
All federal projects should be funded through voluntary donations from the people, for the people. Not forced through taxation.
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Riley's Opinion
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08/04/2018
Yes please I would donate to this if that's what it takes to get it done.
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08/04/2018
This is a great idea until Congress gets their act together and properly funds the wall. Btw for all you empty-headed race baiters calling the wall and our great President racist, illegal immigration is a crime and illegal aliens think they’re better than legal immigrants who actually follow the rules and contribute to our Nation. Get a clue libs.
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Argument opposed

Crowdfunding for federal priorities has never been done before, and the idea of allowing private citizens to donate to such a partisan policy runs roughshod over the appropriations process. Moreover, there’s no way that private donations alone can raise the $20-25 billion or more needed to build the full wall.

Moriah's Opinion
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08/04/2018
Ridiculous! This wall is immoral. Helping fund racism is not an American value.
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Hillary's Opinion
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08/04/2018
This wall has no business being built period. Doesn’t matter whose money is behind it the idea is still obscene. Your republican hero (another one with dementia) Ronald Reagan proudly told Gorbachev to “tear down that wall” and here you are trying to build one in the US! I, personally, don’t want to be the disgusting weakling who has to be told by the rest of the world to act like a grown up and do the right frigging thing. I’d rather just do the right thing from the start!
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Mark's Opinion
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08/04/2018
Only if they come from the tRUMP Foundation or from the SELLING of ALL tRUMP ASSets
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bill Progress


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      house Committees
      Border Security, Facilitation, and Operations
      Committee on Homeland Security
      Committee on Ways and Means
    IntroducedMay 18th, 2018
    All federal projects should be funded through voluntary donations from the people, for the people. Not forced through taxation.
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    Ridiculous! This wall is immoral. Helping fund racism is not an American value.
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    This wall has no business being built period. Doesn’t matter whose money is behind it the idea is still obscene. Your republican hero (another one with dementia) Ronald Reagan proudly told Gorbachev to “tear down that wall” and here you are trying to build one in the US! I, personally, don’t want to be the disgusting weakling who has to be told by the rest of the world to act like a grown up and do the right frigging thing. I’d rather just do the right thing from the start!
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    We don’t want the stupid wall.
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    Only if they come from the tRUMP Foundation or from the SELLING of ALL tRUMP ASSets
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    No Wall!!
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    If Trump's wall is built I will help future generations tear it down. That wall goes against the Statue of Liberty message of if you don't feel safe in your country come here.
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    Yes please I would donate to this if that's what it takes to get it done.
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    We don’t need another Berlin Wall. Cut it tf out.
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    trump Has been saying for 2 years or more that MEXICO IS PAYING FOR THE WALL...So this proves to the republicans that trump is a LAIR...
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    Pardon me, but Chump's wall can go to hell. Consider the current state of the U.S., Canada and Mexico should build walls to keep us out!
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    Yeah why not
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    Majority says no wall. All those private funders can take that money and build their own wall right around their house. We don’t want it and don’t need it. When families are running to save the lives of their children. We should not stop them or even more so we should not rip those families apart. We are a nation of immigrants. They all deserve a chance.
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    This is an awful idea. To begin with, we don’t need or want that ridiculous wall. Beyond that, allowing private donations to fund such a pet project that is clearly primarily political optics (because it certainly isn’t the best or most efficient way to secure the border) is just unlocking one more opportunity for the mega wealthy and corporations to buy influence. It’s Citizens United 2.0. Stop this insanity. The “wall” that needs to be built is between greedy, unethical politicians and corrupt, big money donors who use their ill-gotten gains to purchase unfair influence.
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    Of course. I’d be happy to donate!
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    This is a great idea until Congress gets their act together and properly funds the wall. Btw for all you empty-headed race baiters calling the wall and our great President racist, illegal immigration is a crime and illegal aliens think they’re better than legal immigrants who actually follow the rules and contribute to our Nation. Get a clue libs.
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    No wall. Technology is the answer. As many people fly into airports than cross the border. This is just racist red meat for trumps MAGAs.
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    No wall under any circumstances.
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    No. Mexico is paying according to Trump. How many times did he promise this? Was he lying to his supporters or was it all reality TV?
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    Stupid idea in support of an even more Stupid idea.
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